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May 2, 2013

Cheryl R. Stelter


After Sayde’s life was launched, Cheryl returned to work serving as a family services worker for Delaware Opportunities Head Start program serving Arkville, Hobart and Grand Gorge centers for more than 10 years.

Aside from me; daughter, Sayde; Cheryl is survived by two sisters, Marilyn and Lorraine; many nieces and nephews; two wonderful brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Cheryl was predeceased by her sister, Diane; her beloved mom, Marge, who had a profound impact on Cheryl’s life and was a wonderful mother-in-law, (thanks Marge for teaching Cheryl to make (Marge’s great spaghetti sauce); and her two amazing labs, Bertha and Ramona, who hunted with her and roamed the trails and hills in Halcottsville with Cheryl every day they lived.

As we move through life, each step has a purpose in our plan, some a bit spontaneous … first in Manhattan with marriage and birth of Sayde, then to Jersey Shore — our first real home, great schools, wonderful people, then to Halcottsville in the Catskills more than 20 years ago — a real life change, lots of land, log home, beautiful country.

As Sayde grew into a young lady and off to college, then to New Kingston to share the rest of our lives together. Wow, 35 years have flown by! April 1, marked our anniversary (married twice on the same day 30 years apart) a date selected so we would smile and never forget it.

As my partner all these years, Cheryl made up for all my failings, which probably made us a good team. I will always remember her beautiful smile, natural beauty and Queens “twang” ... she taught me a lot about so many important things … some I am still learning. We first met when she was my secretary for a company in New York (she hated me as a boss!) and our paths have stayed together ever since.

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